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they'd eat -- $600 say go have fun and they'd eat it. until we come up with a better screen or case, i'm going to hold onto the ipad. >> reporter: because no matter how you see it, this endangered animal really is just like us. we all want to get our hands on the latest technology. allison seymour, fox 5 news. >> too cool. the news keeps coming. here's brian now with the news edge at 11:00. the caps keeping the season alive fighting through their way to a big game victory tonight getting ready for another trip back up to nyc. dave feldman all over it tonight. >> this was huge. the caps struck recall and hung on. had they not, the season would have ended. instead saturday they'll make a return trip to the big apple. early 1st period the caps orthopedic a power play against the rangers, mike green to -- were on a power play against the rangers mike to nick backstrom to ovie to make his
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30th career playoff goal. 1-0 caps. 2nd period, still 1-0. puck comes to john carlson, his shot goes off the leg of a defender off the skate of nick backstrom and jason chimera takes advantage. the caps surrender a goal in the final minute but hold on to edge the rangers 2-1. >> we did something new, got off two goals for once and it happened to help tonight. it's something that we wanted to do. we wanted to create a little separation and create good atmosphere in the building and we did and the fans helped us win this one. >> game 7 between the caps and rangers will be saturday at 7:00 in new york city. so i imagine f street, h street, sixth street, seventh streets northwest must all be jumping now. that's where we find wisdom martin outside of verizon center. good evening, wiz. >> reporter: good evening, dave. it was jumping and there's still a few caps fans hanging around at some of the restaurants town here in the downtown area rocking the red tonight, big night for the
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caps, big night for their fans. in fact, we describe it as electric and the loudest, the loudest caps crowd ever heard here at the verizon center. now the fans were excited about tonight's victory, game 6, but they're also already talking about game 7 in new york. here's what those crazy cap fans had to say. >> yea, yea, yea, go caps! >> i think we got them. i think it's over. i think we can close them out. bring on jersey, baby. let's do it. >> it's going to be 4-0 caps. there's going to be another shot out game 7, going to be absolutely awesome. >> it was awesome! awesome! >> it was so awesome! >> it was so loud, the loudest game i've ever been to. >> game 7 in new york we will close it out because we're the better team. i think we've proven that today. >> this was the real caps fans. we're no. 1, baby, caps no. 1.
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>> reporter: so you saw the madness that was taking place down here. it cleared out quick because they are getting ready for the big game this weekend. if the caps win the game coming up against the new york rangers, it will be their first trip to the conference finals since 1998 and you can best believe the caps fans will be even more excited about that victory, if you can believe that, dave. >> they were screaming right there and one guy had a little baby there. that baby he was holding and he was screaming that loud, i don't know if that was good for the baby, was it? >> reporter: clearly it wasn't good for the baby. she didn't really know what was going on. he was talking about yeah, this is caps fans, but she looked like she wanted her mommy, but that it just how excited people are down here. they kind of lose control a bit and that was just a smidgen of the excitement. there's a whole lot more we didn't get to show you plus some words we couldn't put on tv, but all in all good fun. everybody is excited about the caps victory.
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we all know this town definitely need a winner. so let's go, caps. rock the red. keep winning, please. >> wisdom martin in chinatown northwest d.c. tonight as the caps are rocking the red and their fans in the rain. brian, back to you. >> did you think any of those extra soundbites wisdom got were over five words? >> no. i think the over/under was four. >> half of those ended with no. 1. >> that's right. >> thank you both, looking forward to the game saturday. a developing story out of the white house as president obama finally says he supports the rights of gay and lesbian couples to marry, makes him the first sitting president to express support for same sex marriage. fox 5's bob barnard in the newsroom now. >> president obama says his feelings about guy marriage are no longer just evolving. they are concrete and on the record. here now the president talking about how he came to this conclusion. he spoke to abc news this afternoon. >> over the course of several
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years as i talked to friends and family and neighbors when i think about members of my own staff who are incredibly committed in monogamous same sex relationships who are raising kids together, when i think about those soldiers or airmen or marines, sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained even now that don't can, don't tell is gone because -- don't ask, don't tell is gone because they're not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a senior point i've just concluded that -- certain point i've just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that i think same sex couples should be able to get married. >> but the president says in terms of policy, he would rather individual states decide
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whether to legalize same sex marriage. >> it's true that it's not really a federal issue, but it's important that he's recognized that there's this inequality out there and supports treating our community equally. >> on the campaign trail in oklahoma republican presidential candidate mitt romney took the opportunity to also speak about gay marriage. >> the states are able to make decisions with regards to domestic partnership benefits such as hospital visitation rights, benefits and so forth of various kinds could be determined state by state, but my view is that marriage itself is a relationship between a man and a woman and that's my own preference. i know other people have differing views. this is a very tender and sensitive topic, as are many social issues, but i have the same view that i've had since, well, running for office. >> last night voters in north carolina by a wide margin outlawed same sex marriage in the tar heel state. that's the way it is now in 30 states. in maryland the issue seems
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likely to be put to voter referendum in november. the head of the house intelligence committee wants an investigation into how the cia's operation to stop a plane bombing was leaked. the associated press was first to report on the foiled bomb plot which happened when an al- qaeda tapped u.s. informant in yemen to carry out the underwear bomb attack. representative mark rogers says the leaks kept the operation from getting to its full conclusion and may jeopardize lives. fbi director robert moeller told congress today the u.s. is learning valuable information from the bomb that might prevent future attacks. with all the money that's gone toward airport security you'd might think they've rolled out everything they've got, but close to $200 million in screening equipment is sitting in a warehouse in texas. fox's anna coyman explains. >> reporter: the transportation security administration under scrutiny over its purchase of security equipment. the tsa spent more than $180 million for screening machines, but congressional investigators
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say the agency failed to deploy the equipment to airports. instead keeping them in three warehouses in texas. >> we've got the equipment sitting there and we find out that the equipment was bought for certain purposes and very good purposes. >> tsa officials defending the agency. >> nearly 80% of the screening equipment procured by fsa has been scored in warehouses for less than a year. the reported gross value of the equipment of our security equipment as of march 31st is approximately 155 million in the warehouse or 5% of the value of all of our security equipment. >> this comes as the country fabses new threats with the cia thwart -- faces a threats with the cia thwarting a plot of an underwear bomb destroying an airliner. >> do you agree there is a high likelihood that advanced imaging would have caught the new bomb? >> that's a very interesting
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question. i would have great difficulty answering that in open session, sir. >> some lawmakers insist the tsa needs to use dogs to enhance security. >> when we have the state of the union for arguably one of the most secure events that this nation has, they don't bring in a whole body imaging machine. they bring in dogs. >> when asked to give the tsa a grade, charles edwards, acting inspector general of the department of homeland security, said he would give the agency a d or c minus. in new york anna coyman. fox news. in maryland closing arguments in the trial of a former campaign aide over misleading robocalls. julius hensen worked for former governor robert ehrlich in the 2010 governor race. the election day calls told likely o'malley voters to stay home because o'malley had already won. the calls targeted heavily african american areas. hensen said he meant for the calls to drive people to the polls. the effort to remember the
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deadly metro train crash of 2009 faced with a challenge tonight. find out why people who live near the scene say they don't want a memorial in their neighborhood. >> we still have light rain from d.c. to the east, but it's ending to the west, a drier and breezier thursday greeting us. we're talking about that and the weekend forecast when the news edge continues, brian. >> check out the rundown. we'll be right back. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00.  [ male announcer ] are you paying more and more for cable and enjoying it less and less? upgrade to verizon fios tv, internet and phone for just $89.99 a month guaranteed for two years with a two-year agreement. this is a limited time offer, so don't wait. get fios at this great low price.
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it was the deadliest crash in metro history, nine people killed when two red line trains collided in june of 2009. tonight there's plain for a memorial, but there's -- a plan for a memorial, but there's a dispute over where it should go. fox 5's karen gray houston has the story. >> reporter: who could ever forget this gruesome scene? metro honored the victims on the second anniversary with an engraved plaque at the fort totten subway station and there's a makeshift remembrance on the langley bridge on new hampshire avenue above the crash site. just about everybody acknowledges that this makeshift shrine is not a proper memorial. the fighting is over what would be appropriate and where should it be. the victims' families would like to see a memorial nearby just off busy new hampshire in
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the park area behind the bridge. yvonne deboyce' stepdaughter died in the crash. >> it's an ideal place because it will off a lot of serenity. it's quiet there. >> reporter: but members of the south banner neighborhood association say the proposed playground and lighted benches would exacerbate their crime problems. >> we have a problem with teenagers and having sex in the parks specifically and in the alley behind the parks as well as prostitution. >> reporter: the city administrator statement saying d.c. continues to review other possible locations. he says we will continue to work with the family representatives and the larger community to identify a location that meets the aspirations of the relatives and community alike. the families were also upset with the metro plaque at fort totten. you have to pay to get into the subway station to get close to it. karen gray houston, fox 5 news. what you need to know before you get behind the
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wheel, shawn yancy has your fox 5 top five. tonight, you know the drill, click it or get a ticket. no. 5, maryland law enforcement officers kicked off the annual campaign. officers nationwide will crack down on drivers not wearing seat bells and underage children not in proper safety seats. this year's campaign runs from now through june 3rd. no. 4, 50% of cell phone owners have smartphones. according to a nielsen study, android is the most popular grabbing 48.5% of the market. iphone is second with 32% and blackberry is a distant third with 11%. no. 3, you can now order domino's while you're updating your facebook status at least if you're in australia or new zealand. the new app is in the test phase now put seems to be working. -- but seems to be working, no word yet when that app will come to the u.s. no. 2, do you have a will? what about a social media will?
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the government wants to us appoint an online executor who would be responsible for closing e-mail addresses, social media profiles and blogs after we are deceased. no. 1, help for verizon wireless customers in an emergency. by 2013 users will be able to send text messages to 911 call centers meaning if you can't place a voice call due to danger or injury, you will be able to reach emergency personnel and that's tonight's fox 5 top five. >> the last bit of rain is easing its way out of town. >> it's finally getting out of here. i think it will take another hour or so for eastern suburbs, but it will be gone by morning. i think we'll have a changeable much brighter day tomorrow, breezy and on the cool side. live look outside. later tonight some of this moisture could end up being a patch or two of fog. don't like that surprise you. already has a little bit of that foggy look to it as we look across the area.
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we've been getting a pretty good soaking tonight and those caps fans didn't mind getting a little wet as they came out tonight because they're not feeling anything but love for the caps. we have showers that continue to scatter out. it's pretty much done west of d.c., but we have very light rain as this continues pulling away. here's the frontal boundary finally to the east taking a little while to continue progress over to the coast. it should get there by morning and the morning should be drier. we'll get a closer look at sentinel radar and show you where we have the lightest of showers. a break across montgomery county, light shower, saw wisdom with the umbrella up as he reported on the caps fans and more going across the bay. this was indeed quite a beneficial soaking of rain tonight. we didn't have the thunderstorm, but they did down to our south and east with some severe weather there and rainwise doppler can estimate how much potentially fell in the green areas. we definitely got a lot more,
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around our area 1/2-inch to .2- inch and not too far from the salisbury area 1.7 inches of rain tonight as estimated by doppler radar. could be a little bit more out here to our north and west. here comes the front. so cumberland is getting more rain. this is the second front. this will be the game changer, no doubt about it. a couple speckled showers across ohio and we point those out because it may indeed be part of the upper level system that passes by our area tomorrow, the colder air aloft, could produce a couple clouds, maybe a spotty shower to our north during the day tomorrow. it's chilly now, 59 degrees. i don't think it will get a lot colder, quantico 63 and as we look at our temperature trend the next several days, it's a warming trend we'll see heading into the weekend. the sun is back tomorrow. so is a breeze. friday is a little warmer at 73 and the breeze settles down. here comes the good stuff for saturday and sunday. sunday could feature a couple showers as well late in the day for mother's day, but no big
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problem. so our frontal boundary will get off the coast tomorrow. it's a breezy day, partly sunny skies but as high pressure builds in tomorrow it does keep that northwest breeze real noticeable, could gust over 25 to 30 miles an hour. friday very nice, mild, the wind settling down and we'll enjoy a lot of sunshine to end this week. here's your five-day forecast. again tomorrow breezy, maybe a spotty shower across northern maryland, friday about 73, a couple showers around for mother's day, very late. it will not spoil the day the way it looks now, but showers are back in here more measurable monday with a temperature of 77 degrees. that's your five-day forecast. everybody is rocking out the red tonight, though, feldy and apparently it worked. >> this is the verizon 4g lte sports desk with dave feldman. >> palka, without you wearing that redshirt, they would not have won the game. >> you should see the pile of clothes on my bed. >> before the pivotal game tonight, a game that if the caps lost their season would be
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over, alex ovechkin told reporters we just can't go home and 88 seconds into the game he backed it up. early 1st period caps on the power play, mike green to nick backstrom who sets up ovie, a one timer that beats henrik lundqvist, 88 seconds. ovie's 30th career playoff goal tying peter bonder for most in franchise history. later 1st period ovie bidding for more while falling down hits the crossbar. man, that was close. 2nd period still 1 -0. puck comes to john carlson. it's a shot, a pass, goes through the legs of the defender off the skate of nick backstrom. jason chimera on the doorstep, caps up 2 -0. final minute rangers with their goalie poled, marian gaborik off carlson beats holtby. 55 seconds to go. nerve wracking for hometown fans, but the caps hold on. they edge the rangers 2-1, force a seventh and deciding game. lindsay murphy saw it all from
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verizon center. >> reporter: braden holtby came up with 30 saves as the caps improve to 4-0 in games following in overtime loss. in other words, they live to see another game. >> i mean we're a cool team in here. we don't really crack and i think people said we're done at triple overtime. people said it was a lucky goal that tied up at madison square garden. we came out pretty hard. >> i think everyone is trying. for the guys in this locker room we got a good group, a lot of good character guys and holt has been playing unbelieve. we were very confident in ourselves and our abilities. we're just excited to get playing games. >> reporter: no one is happier for a game 7 than joel ward saturday back in new york at 7:30. lindsay murphy, fox 5 sports. >> you're right. ward's costly penalty in game 5 is gone, forget about it. don't go anywhere. when we return, the nats bryce
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good news for the nationals. reliever drew storn could be recovering by the end of the week. the nats hope storen and matt lidge who had abdominal surgery will be making reappearances the end of the month.
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pedro alvarez drives one to deep left center. harper went 0-4 at the plate with a walk. bottom of the 3rd pirates leading 2-0 , casey mcgahee with two on, two outs, runner to ian desmond throws high. andrew mccutchen is safe with four hits. pirates up 3 -0. top of the 9th, the deficit 4- 2. ryan zimmerman with two on, two outs. zim strikes out to end the game. nats strike out 11 times and fall to the pirates 4-2. d.c.'s height welterweight champion lamont peterson has been turned down for a license to box in nevada and his may 19th title rematch against a mirror kahn in vegas canceled. peter -- amir kahn in vegas canceled. peterson tested positive in march for the presence of an anabolic steroid. he had a pellet containing
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testosterone inserted in his hip while training for kahn. the first fight could be invalidated and he will likely be stripped ofly titles. were you worried about john -- of his titles. were you worried about john beck? the houston texans agreed to a contract with the former redskins quarterback. he's alive and well and living in south texas. i'm dave feldman. brian is back with more of the edge right after this. >> the verizon 4g lte sports desk brought to you by verizon 4g lte. droid does. and does it launch apps by voice while learning your voice ? launch cab4me. droid does. keep left at the fork. does it do turn-by-turn navigation ? droid does. with verizon, america's largest 4glte network and motorola, whatever you want to do... droid does.
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